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Vincent is an Eastern European national in his 30s who has been in the UK for almost 10 years.

*Not his real name

Vincent is a survivor of modern slavery and human trafficking, having been moved around the UK for the purposes of forced labour, before becoming homeless and spending periods of time rough sleeping.

Finding Glass Door

Vincent was offered a space in the Glass Door hostel over the winter. When Vincent first entered the hostel, he was quiet and withdrawn, living with trauma.

He avoided talking about what had happened to him, believing that no one could help him.

He was supported by our Migrant Project Caseworker, Frances, to whom he disclosed what had happened to him.

Frances supported him to access and engage with specialist support services, she helped him to prepare and submit a late application to the EU Settlement Scheme and replace his lost ID.

Vincent is now accommodated in a safe house for survivors of modern slavery. Glass Door will continue to offer advice and guidance for as long as he needs.

He tells us:

I am now well and happy and grateful to Glass Door. I don’t think I would have reached safety without you.

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